Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 464: Early U.S. Underwood M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Excellent Early Production U.S. Underwood Contract M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Excellent Early Production U.S. Underwood Contract M1 Semi-Automatic Carbine

Manufacturer: Underwood
Model: M1 Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 30 M1 Carbine
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1954
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 258
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

"*U*" marked blade front and "S" marked two leaf, flip up rear peep sights, Underwood barrel dated "3-43", type I narrow barrel band, unmarked push button safety, "*U*" marked magazine catch, milled trigger guard with a flaming bomb stamp and "STL" electro-penciled on the bottom, flat bolt, and "*U*" marked hammer and slide. High wood pistol grip stock with two rivet handguard, boxed "UEP/G.H.D." cartouche on the right side of the stock, "circled P" on the wrist, and "RMC" on the underside of the forearm and in the sling cut. With a tan canvas sling. Magazine not included.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 95% of the original parkerized finish,90% correct original blue on the bolt, showing some bright edge wear, minor scuffing on the barrel, and minor handling marks. The stock is also excellent, with some mild storage dings. Mechanically excellent.



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